Monday night voters in San Diego County District 3 will get their first chance to see the candidates go toe-to-toe on key issues.
Dave Roberts and opponent Steve Danon are scheduled to debate from 7 to 8:30 p.m. inside the AMN Healthcare Inc. building in Carmel Valley, located at 12400 High Bluff Dr.
The San Diego North Camber of Commerce is hosting the event, and asks that everyone RSVP online. If you can’t make it, Patch will be offering a live blog from the event starting at 6:30 p.m. To follow the live coverage, simply visit this Patch site Monday night.
Roberts and Danon have been neck-and-neck in the race for the 3rd District, which stretches from Encinitas to Torrey Pines to Rancho Bernardo. In the primary election, Danon earned 32.8 percent, and Roberts took 31.5 percent.
Incumbent Pam Slater-Price has held the District 3 seat since 1993, but this year she announced her retirement and lent her support to Roberts.
Danon, a Carmel Valley resident who has served as chief of staff for Rep. Brian Bilbray, has said if elected he’ll focus on pension reform, improved public safety, and will work to create a regional ethics commission. He’s earned the endorsement of County Supervisor Ron Roberts, and several other North County leaders, including Encinitas Mayor Jerome Stocks, Solana Beach Mayor Joe Kellejian, and Del Mar Mayor Carl Hilliard, who ran against him in the primary election.
Roberts, who is the Solana Beach Deputy Mayor, has said he’ll work to preserve the environment, improve county fire protection, work to better balance the budget, and improve parks and libraries. His endorsements from North County leaders include Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood, Carlsbad Mayor Pro Tem Ann Kulchin and Senator Kristine Kehoe.